For the first time in more than a decade, one chamber of the U.S. Congress has passed a surface transportation reauthorization investment bill that is longer than two years.
The Senate’s July 30 approval (65-34) of the “Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act” has set up what is sure to be an interesting—and busy—fall as pressure mounts on the House of Representatives to introduce its version of a bill this September.
In a free, 60-minute webinar this Thursday, August 6, ARTBA’s chief lobbyist and economist will breakdown all of the recent developments, explain how you can help the grassroots level during August, and take time to answer your questions.
The speakers will:
- Provide a comprehensive summary of the DRIVE Act’s key provisions;
- Assess current road and bridge market conditions;
- Highlight the fall legislative calendar and discuss the timeline for House action; and
- Provide tips on scheduling a meeting with your representatives during the August recess and what to say once you come face-to-face with them.
About the Presenters
Dr. Alison Premo Black, who joined ARTBA in 2000, leads an experienced economics and research team and is responsible for over 65 studies examining national and state transportation funding and investment patterns, including the association’s landmark economic profile of the transportation construction industry, state bridge condition profiles and annual modal forecast. She earned her doctorate in economics from The George Washington University, and has a master’s in international economics and Latin American studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
ARTBA Senior Vice President of Government Relations Dave Bauer joined the association in 1997 after spending seven years on Capitol Hill as a key staffer on the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee. He leads ARTBA’s direct lobbying, policy development and grassroots initiatives, and has extensive expertise on federal transportation capital investment issues and programmatic improvements.